Clinical Trial Site Activity (class code 31200) applies to human clinical trials where the protocol is authored by the sponsor. The Indirect Cost Recovery rate for Other Sponsored Activity (OSA) is used for this type of activity.
- As clarification under the contract scope of work, if the U-M investigator works with the sponsor on protocol development or has additional responsibilities beyond performing the protocol, the project should be coded as research. If protocol development had been done as an independent contractor under a separate agreement, Clinical Trial Site Activity may still be appropriate for the clinical trial.
In the case of industry-sponsored, U-M investigator-initiated interventional clinical trials where the protocol is created and held by U-M, the on-campus research class code should be used, but a reduced Indirect Cost Recovery rate for OSA will be accepted. This is current policy and subject to regular review.
The Medical School waives Indirect Cost Recovery on Phase I SBIR/STTR projects. This is a standard waiver that does not require a waiver request, and is only for Phase I.